Bearded Red Sox wonder Mike Napoli now finds himself in the doldrums of a miserable slump. Once counted on for the opportune long ball to complete the cardiac comeback night after night, Napoli has fallen on some hard times.

The ever-vigilant Masshole Sports found this tweet from adult film star Rachel Starr, who attended the Sox-Giants game in San Francisco on Tuesday night.

 

 

Unfortunately for Starr, Napoli didn’t appear until the eighth inning due to soreness in his foot. He promptly grounded out in the team’s heartbreaking 3-2 loss on a walk-off walk.

Napoli, who remains a bachelor, isn’t the first — and likely, not the last — Boston athlete to enjoy the company of porn stars. In 2011, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was photographed with BiBi Jones, much to the chagrin of Pats owner Bob Kraft.

Perhaps Napoli and Starr have never met, and the latter is merely an adoring fan of the former. Of course, few can resist the allure of Napoli’s Norse-godlike scruff and oft unbuttoned jersey. If a meeting between these two would help Napoli bust his slump and ward off subsequent benchings, I would be more than willing to play matchmaker.

After all, he was just starting to figure out high-fives.